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Plate tectonics - Wikipedia

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Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of 7 large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's ...

What is Plate Tectonics? | Plate Tectonics - Live Science

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Mar 21, 2016 ... Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle.

What is a tectonic plate? [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

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May 5, 1999 ... A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and ...

Understanding plate motions [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

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Sep 15, 2014 ... Most movement occurs along narrow zones between plates where the results of plate-tectonic forces are most evident. There are four types of ...

Plate Tectonics, Tectonic Plates Information, Facts, News, Photos ...

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Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about plate tectonics from National Geographic.

plate tectonics | geology | Britannica.com

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Dec 2, 2015 ... The concept of plate tectonics was formulated in the 1960s. According to the theory, Earth has a rigid outer layer, known as the lithosphere, ...

What are the different types of plate tectonic boundaries?

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There are three kinds of plate tectonic boundaries: divergent, convergent, and transform plate boundaries. This image shows the three main types of plate ...

Tectonic Plates Map and Information Page - World Atlas

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Nov 17, 2015 ... Our map of tectonic plates by World Atlas. ... seven large and many other smaller slabs of rock called plates, averaging about 50 miles thick.

Earth Floor: Plate Tectonics - Classroom of the Future

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Full and clear information about Plate Tectonics: Convergent Boundaries, Divergent Boundaries, Transform Boundaries.